Welcome to Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks, a new feature for the Queenie’s Bazaar Vintage Blog.
Each month I will showcase my Top Ten favourite Vintage Finds from all over the web, from independent sellers, collectors and small businesses.
As January is my Birthday month I’ve selected items ideal for a Vintage Tea Party. I hope these vintage finds give you inspiration for your very own Vintage Tea Party.
So without further ado here are ‘Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks for a Vintage Tea Party’.
Peony Artificial Country Blue & White Floral Arrangement In Ceramic Vase
£200.00 Exclusive to John Lewis
Decorations at your tea party should be just as important as the cake. Giving your guests an all round treat.
This simple and beautiful arrangement of roses, ranunculus and foliage is perfect for giving a cheering, brightening effect to any room and tea party table.
Vintage Rosenthal Germany floral porcelain dish
£23.07 from Etsy seller VintageTeaTimeByNiw in Poznań, Poland
This bright and pretty vintage plate will suit any show stopping cake making sure your tea party is the best it can be. Perfect for a classic Victoria Sponge your guests will adore the colorful display.
Pretty three tier vintage cake stand in peach, green and white
£22.00 from Etsy seller ItsyBitsyBytheSea in Morecambe, England
What tea party would be complete without a cake stand full of French fancies and cucumber sandwiches, this pretty one of a kind example is made using genuine vintage tea plates and finished with chrome fittings.
Wedgwood Butterfly Bloom Teacup And Saucer
£45.00 from House Of Fraser
A personal favorite of mine and for those who prefer vintage inspired style tea cups, this delightful Wedgwood creation features a blue and pink picturesque peony floral motif that is sure to please anyone.
Vintage Blue and White China Tea Cup and Saucer
£10 from Etsy seller Rachel’s Vintage & Retro
Every tea party needs a selection of beautiful tea cups. This 1950s Royal Westminster A. P. Co tea cup and saucer is a fine piece to start with. Our Top Tip: Mix and match a number of floral pattens to give your table a special interesting design.
24 Piece French Antique Cream Cutlery Set
£34.95 from Not On The Highstreet seller DIBOR
This cutlery set is finished in an antique country cream color with an ornate design, perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your afternoon tea and scone.
Portmeirion Vintage Kellogg’s Sunrise Teapot
£36.95 from fruugo.co.uk
What tea party would be complete without a teapot! This charming vintage style teapot resembles a whistling kettle and is large enough for everyone to ‘enjoy’ a cup of tea, or two.
Deliciously Vintage: 60 Beloved Cakes and Bakes that Stand the Test of Time [Book]
Available from a number of online retailers priced £9 – £15
For those who like to bake! “It’s not hard to see why some cakes and bakes become classics – with family recipes handed down through the generations.” This book offers easy to understand recipes that will be fun to make and even more fun to eat.
Vintage Hand Embroidered Tablecloth
£25.00 from Etsy seller Boutflowers in Durham, England
Our Top Tip: Sometimes the smallest detail can make the biggest impression. This pretty hand embroidered cotton tablecloth with delicate pink and purple daisies will add the finishing touches to your tea table.
Clare China Yellow Floral 1950s Milk Jug and Sugar Bowl
£14 from Etsy seller Wildoctopus in Macclesfield, England
Milk, Cream, Sugar? An indulgent tea party should have all 3. These pretty Staffordshire fine bone china matching milk jug and sugar bowl are decorated with a band of sweet Spring flowers. An essential for any Vintage Tea Party.
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